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God makes a covenant with Abram who is consumed with the here and now and reminds him of His eternal plan that far outweighs his little ambitions. Ours too. Do we hold on to what we want so tightly that we forget about His kingdom coming? Join me. Video up tomorrow.
We are continuing on here, watching Abraham come forward to God, and honestly telling Him what is bothering him. Nothing heals without being uncovered. Listen today and find out how this is dialogue between Abraham and the Lord is similar to the Lord's words to Job. Join me! Video up tomorrow.
We are continuing on today with the beginning of chapter 15 of the book of Genesis. Have we done a recent check in? are we carrying around trauma, are we learning to be open with God? These are all things we discuss today in this podcast. Join me!
We bust through the whole chapter of Genesis 14 in this one and talk about the overwhelming war that we are up against. "But if God had not been on our side...." Psalm 124
We are all guilty of trying to define God by our circumstances and our wins and loses. We will get into that today, finishing up Genesis chapter 14. Join me!
We are continuing with the Life of Abraham this week and make it all the was through chapter 13 of Genesis to verse 14. Some key details we need to focus in on. Is there some weeding God is doing in your life? It's not a bad thing.
We talked today about Abraham's belief, and God's work on him, much like every new believer. For me, it was great to identify with him like that. Proverbs 3:5-6 Matthew 8:11 Genesis 12- 13:3 Join me!
We talk about our propensity for disconnect in this day and age. We also talk about how Satan will attacks God's promises with reasonable lies, not impossibilities. Are we prepared to believe God when it doesn't make sense?
We get a little farther in Genesis 12, but not much. Just enough to camp out on our trauma based insecurities a little bit. Do we let our graduate degree from the school of trauma inform our future relationships? or God? Join me!
We get to Genesis 12:14 today a make a discovery about Abraham's character (all of our characters, actually) and what it looks like when God gets to teaching in the holiness classroom. Join us!
We get a little farther today into chapter 12 of Genesis and discuss a little bit about the way God teaches us. Sometimes the biggest indicator that we are in class, as it were, is not His talking to us, but His silence. Join me today. Abraham is about to rabbit trail like a boss! But don't we all?
First verse of Genesis 12, boi! We find, possibly (not in the Bible), a man looking for something more. Regardless of whether or not that was Abram's state of mind, we can position ourselves opposed to the world's system, eager for what God might do in our lives. I learned a great lesson in Norway that I share today int he podcast! Also, we touch o…
This is Paul's song at the end of Acts 20. Notice how he peels off the layers for the people he ministered to. We discuss what it means in the podcast to be transparent. For the next two weeks I'll be in Norway, Lord willing. See you in September! Also, keep praying for me with that whole concert thingy....it's a tad overwhelming.…
Follow along with me. We are continuing in Acts 20, and a few verses in Psalm 32. Our value system should not come from the majority vote, or the highest bidder, we have a value system that comes from God.
Trying to check out early? Don't worry, we have so many vices these days from scrolling phones to coffee buzzes, but we aren't called out yet to the new kingdom that Christ is bringing with Him? Are we a part of it? Definitely, but we got some work to do still. Join me in studying Acts 20:17-24 today.…
God is so good to take our horrible moments and circumstances and redeem them. He has a plan, friends. He is our comfort and our stay. There is no one like the Lord.
Continuing our story about Paul when he was "done, done" preaching to the Jews and how funny the Lord is because he has no interest in our hard lines we draw against others.
Do you get the urge to "burn it down"...like the whole thing. What you felt God wanted you to do blew up in your face...I mean, why the hassle? Paul has been here too. We are continuing following Paul's journey in Acts 18.
From the light opera "Porgy and Bess".
We are finishing off our Acts chapter 17 study today. It's so nice to know that those overwhelming things God has for us to do, He plans to do Himself....through us.
We continue today in Act 17:16- talking about Paul's approach to Athens. As I am writing this, I am reminded, no matter how we may exalt someone who navigates their culture well, we know that ALL, and only nothing without, Christ is possible. Let's deepen our faith, shall we? Proverbs 4
Acts 17:16-34 What do you do when provoked? What really grosses you out and makes you want to take flight? Maybe something that you would never find yourself doing? Or excusing? Let's study that today?
We need to stop thinking that taking up someone else's fear is a godly pursuit. If someone is asking you to live according to their fears, they are asking you to depart from the spirit of God. 2 Timothy 1:7
Jesus isn't interested in hype or crowds for crowds sake. He is interested in the one. That's good news for you and me. Acts 16:22-40 Matthew 18:12
I love this little passage where Paul takes up the side of the jailer by refusing to leave, even when all the doors were opened. That's how we love those in disagreement with us. Take up their side...whew, hope I don't get tested on this ;) Acts 16:22-40
We need ground and sky in our theology. Constantly looking up in dread (far right) mischaracterises God, and erases personal distinction(many fall away from fundamentalism because of the feeling that they have no value, therefore they are not motivated to stick around, it's not because they are extra evil. It is really that simple). Too much lookin…
Is Jesus face enough? I mean it that was all that there were on the other side. Might be something we need to visit and examine in our lives.
In Paul's determination to encourage Timothy, we see how the presence of God is all that Paul needs! Is it all that you need?
I've been forgetting to write in this little section here. Anyway, in this podcast we talk about how necessary it is to believe God's word, in it's entirety, is God breathed. I really wouldn't rather be partying than serving Jesus. The love of God expels the desire to sin, but I do think the Christian life isn't a cake walk, and we definitely shoul…
Last part of chapter 2 in 2 Timothy where we discuss a bit about soapboxes without nuance or tensions expressed. The best way to define scripture sometimes, is often WITH scripture. Tune in.
We are continuing today with Paul's idea about those that profess Christ, and just what areas, or categories, namely 4, they can fall under. Yikes! A little about Predestination and how not important it is in the bigger scheme of things! Ha! It is all about our focus and our willingness to take on the cross of Christ.…
Often was has a foothold on us if very presentable in public. It isn't like the porn we hide, or the addiction in the closet. It's a functional idolatry that can sit happily in the pew and not be disturbed about it at all. Come with us as we peruse 2 Timothy 2 and Paul's encouragement to Timothy to embrace suffering....while writing these words fro…
Legacy what is it? What is it based upon? How can I believe in God's power sitting in the dungeon of dead ends? Listen to today's Power Bites Podcast!
So it didn't take me long to figure out while studying that the Lord was leading us to keep going with the Timothys. Now we are in book 2 chapter 1. How necessary is it to work out your specific gift? Super.....at least according to Paul, and since he was inspired by God, we better pull up and listen.…
Heading into the second chapter of Proverbs in this one and wrapping back around to the idea of innocence and the importance of valuing it. John 3:16 For God so loved the WORLD, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have ever lasting life.
Testimony Time (i.e. I talked WAAAY too much). Proverbs 1: 26-30 We talk more about how wisdom doesn't condemn us to hell if we don't adhere to it, it emphasises, in no uncertain terms, that how "we do" this life matters.
How much are we aware than wisdom ain't going anywhere? No matter how much our culture ignores it. Proverbs 1:20-28
Fight the good fight of faith, know that Jesus is the only possible way we are able to fight the fight. We are operating from victory, not to be muddling around with dos and donts, but "I won't because I don't wanna." There is more for the fighter who seeks His face through faith.
If we honestly assessed the impossibility of being godly without Christ, why do we try living the Christian life without Him. It will surely devolve into meaninglessness. Luke 12: 22 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more t…
I Timothy 6 We discuss a load of things like: enslavement, mental health, balancing our views and embracing tensions. “Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest have good success whithersoever thou goest” (…